Excessive Speeds Suspected in Fatal Fontana Accident
Fontana, CA (May 02, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating a collision where a person was tragically killed on Saturday May 2nd when traveling on the northbound I-15. According to official reports, the accident was caused when the driver of a Corvette lost control of the vehicle and wound up on the freeway’s right shoulder. The sudden incident caused a motorist driving in a Camaro to veer off and hit a concrete pylon, ultimately causing the vehicle to burst into flames killing the driver inside.
Witness reports indicate that both drivers were traveling at excessive speeds prior to the accident, but it is unclear if the drivers were unlawfully street racing. The driver of the Corvette did not suffer any injuries and both vehicles have been impounded by investigators for evidence.
The tragic accident is a clear reminder that reckless driving is dangerous and it can lead to irreversible consequences. Even when the accident caused by excessive speeding did not lead to fatal injuries, speed-related accidents usually cause catastrophic injuries to those involved.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, it is critical to obtain the legal support of a qualified personal injury attorney. Obtaining monetary compensation following an accident is essential to one’s recovery.
For more than a decade, the auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King are exceptionally experienced in catastrophic motor vehicle accidents. Accidents such as those caused by excessive speeds require an in-depth investigation, and the law firm is equipped to conduct such investigations. In the event of the victim’s passing, the firm is prepared to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the victim’s survivors. Consider scheduling a free consultation with the attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King online today.
Regrettably, it is not uncommon for cars to travel at fast speeds on California highways, especially since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. According to the California Highway Patrol, citations have increased by an astonishing 87 percent for violators traveling at more than 100 miles per hour. This increase has been attributed to the recently placed stay-at-home orders in the state.
When traveling at excessive speeds, all those who share the road are in serious danger of catastrophic or fatal injuries. A catastrophic injury is one that can lead to permanent disability and can include the following: Burn injuries that have resulted from the explosion caused by the collision; Mild to severe traumatic brain injuries that can cause cognitive impairment, speech disorders, and prolonged unconsciousness; Internal damage, such as internal bleeding or organ damage; Spinal cord injury, which can lead to a complete or incomplete paralysis; or a loss of limb, which usually happens when the person has been ejected from the vehicle traveling at high speeds.
After a reckless car accident, obtaining compensation for the damages accrued is possible. As an injured victim, recoverable damages can include: The cost of emergency medical treatment, Hospital bills and prescription medication costs, The cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy, The loss of income caused by the debilitating injury, The loss of earning capacity caused by the permanent disability, Emotional suffering caused by the trauma of the accident, Physical pain and suffering, and/or the loss of quality of life.
Based on California’s Code of Civil Procedure §377.60, when a person passes away as a result of another’s careless actions, the decedent’s qualifying representative can seek compensation on his or her behalf. The damages available through a wrongful death claim resemble those of a regular personal injury claim; however, the victim’s representative can also seek damages for the following: Costs for the funeral and memorial services, Costs for the burial or cremation, Loss of the decedent’s expected income, Loss of the decedent’s household services, Loss of the decedent’s expected benefits, Loss of companionship, and/or loss of consortium.
Reckless driving, especially speeding, can lead to a devastating injury that can permanently change the life of the victim. If you were recently injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation. A qualified law firm can help you maximize the compensation available.
At the Law Offices of Justin H. King, helping injured auto accident victims secure full compensation is top priority. The firm specializes in aggressive advocacy and conducts thorough investigations to establish strong cases. After a car accident, your ability to secure compensation is a critical component of your recovery process. Allow a skilled law firm to advocate on your behalf; consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the Law Offices of Attorney Justin H. King today.